Eric Saueracker Record Player Tweet


Teacher banned phones during an exam—so this student brought a record player

He went old school.


Tiffany Kelly

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 12, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 6:46 pm CDT

A high school student in Vancouver, Washington, wanted to listen to music during a physics exam yesterday, but his teacher said cell phones were not allowed. So he did what any creative young kid living in 2018 would do: He brought a record player to class.

The teacher, Eric Saueracker of Hudson’s Bay High School, shared photos on his Twitter account of the student, Wyatt Prutch, listening to a Kanye West album on the record player—through headphones, of course.

Prutch ended up getting an A.

The best part? He was listening to The College Dropout.

Saueracker’s tweet went viral, and everyone praised the student for his ingenious idea.

Even Prutch’s brother, who said he bought the record player, chimed in:

Although Prutch brought his record player to class with wholesome intentions—just to listen to music—one person had an idea for how students could utilize the device in the future:

Now students just need to learn how to make vinyl records.

H/T Mashable

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*First Published: Apr 12, 2018, 7:42 pm CDT